Automotive 2019

Automotive 2019

Pages: 114

ISBN: 978-1-83862-127-8

  • £300.00

Automotive provides crucial insight into the law and regulation governing this fast-developing industry worldwide.

Topics covered include: regulatory frameworks for automobile manufacture and distribution; automotive development, manufacture and supply structures; vehicle distribution rules for importers, distributors and dealers; investment incentivisation; safety and environmental regulations; product recall and liability; competition issues; intellectual property protection; and technological and mobility advances.

Revised and updated in June 2019, this edition contains the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Introduction
    • Patrick Ayad and Lance Bultena, Hogan Lovells


  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Dr. Patrick Ayad, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Patrick runs your business – from a legal perspective. He is a leading practitioner on global commercial contracts, global procurement and distribution, as well as an experienced regulatory adviser. Within more than 15 years he has gained considerable knowledge on both commercial and regulatory matters, advising global companies particularly in the industrial and consumer industry sectors.

Patrick is highly renowned in the areas of international contract drafting, procurement and distribution matters, as well as regulatory issues such as environment and international trade. He is a leading individual on commercial contracts as well as contract and distribution law in all relevant directories (Chambers, JUVE, and

Patrick heads the commercial practice area in Germany and is on the leadership team of the global commercial practice area. He also has considerable industry knowledge, particularly in the industrial and consumer industry sectors. Patrick heads the global Industry Sector Group Automotive at Hogan Lovells. According to recent sources, he has an ‘outstanding reputation in the automotive industry’ (JUVE 2015/2016).

Lance Bultena, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Lance Bultena helps clients improve business outcomes by helping them to understand the regulatory and public policy environment in order to stay ahead of developments in these areas.

With a deep understanding of economic issues and a background in regulation and public policy, Lance helps clients evaluate the impact of public sector developments on businesses, develop strategies to optimally manage that impact, and then beneficially influence regulatory and legislative outcomes. In this process, Lance normally works with a client's legal and public policy teams as well as the senior executives. He also advises clients on how to better utilize their membership in trade associations or business groups.

Lance frequently evaluates and reviews the analysis of economists; he helps clients formulate key arguments and explain the economic analysis in numerous contexts, including as part of anti-trust reviews or advocacy regarding deal approval or as part of the regulatory rule-making process. He also brings that economic analysis in a dynamic way to legislative issues to help policymakers better understand a proposal's impact on an industry.

Prior to joining the firm, Lance served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He gained experience in all phases of the legislative process and conducted many negotiations with the White House and Executive Agencies.

Lance is a graduate of Harvard Law School; he earned both a Doctorate in Politics (D. Phil., the equivalent of a U.S. PhD) and a Masters in Economics (M.Phil.) while attending Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

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